200 inmates riot at California prison; dozens injured

The fight in the yard at a prison in Soledad broke out just after 11 a.m., and staff fired nine warning shots from a rifle and used chemical agents and non-lethal rounds to break up the brief incident, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said in a statement.

No one on staff at the Correctional Training Facility was hurt, the department said.

Eight inmates required outside hospitalization with injuries that included cuts, puncture wounds and bruises, and all were stable. About 50 other inmates were treated for minor injuries, the department said.

Officials said that four “inmate-manufactured weapons” were found, and the cause of the riot is being investigated. A deadly force review board will conduct a review of the incident, the department said.

Source: 200 inmates riot at California prison; dozens injured

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Dr. Cyril Wecht believes Jeffrey Epstein death doesn’t add up

Famed forensic pathologist says, at best, this was gross negligence.

ABC News has reported Epstein’s cellmate was removed before his death, that the cameras monitoring him weren’t working, the guards watching him had been overworked and Epstein might not have been on suicide watch despite attempting suicide weeks earlier.

“Put all of this together and you’ve got some real questions to be asked here,” Wecht said.

And as for charges that Wecht is putting a conspiracy out there, he says to look at the facts.

Source: Dr. Cyril Wecht believes Jeffrey Epstein death doesn’t add up

Walmart facing calls to halt gun sales after El Paso shooting – News – Ellwood City Ledger – Ellwood City, PA

People are calling on Walmart, often cited as the largest gun retailer in the world, to stop selling firearms after a mass shooting took place in one of its stores on Saturday.

Walmart has been the scene of two shootings in the past week, one in Southaven, Mississipi where two were killed by a former employee on July 30 and Saturday’s mass shooting in El Paso, Texas that left 22 dead.

Source: Walmart facing calls to halt gun sales after El Paso shooting – News – Ellwood City Ledger – Ellwood City, PA

Dayton, Ohio, gunfire results in 10 deaths, including gunman; at least 16 wounded: police | Fox News

Ten people were killed early Sunday when gunfire broke out in Dayton, Ohio, according to police. The number of fatalities included the gunman, though how the unidentified shooter died was not immediately clear.

It was the nation’s second mass shooting in less than 24 hours, after 20 people were slain in El Paso, Texas.

According to Dayton Police, some officers were in the area when shots rang out at 1:22 a.m. in the city’s Oregon District and “were able to respond and put an end to it quickly.”

Source: Dayton, Ohio, gunfire results in 10 deaths, including gunman; at least 16 wounded: police | Fox News

US pulls out of Reagan-era arms treaty, saying Russia ‘made no efforts’ to comply | Fox News

A historic arms control treated signed between President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev three decades was scrapped after President Trump decided to withdraw on Friday.

The move to scrap the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty comes amid the administration’s assessment that Russia was in “material breach of the treaty” and made no effort to “come back into compliance” with the agreement, a senior White House official said.

Source: US pulls out of Reagan-era arms treaty, saying Russia ‘made no efforts’ to comply | Fox News

Hordes of grasshoppers descend upon Las Vegas, experts blame wet weather | Fox News

Wet weather to blame for the hordes of grasshoppers that have descended upon Las Vegas this week.

“It appears through history that when we have a wet winter or spring, these things build up often down below Laughlin and even into Arizona,” Jeff Knight, an entomologist with the Nevada Department of Agriculture, said on Thursday.

“We’ll have flights about this time of the year, migrations, and they’ll move northward,” he added.

This year, the Las Vegas area recorded more rain in six months than the annual average of just under 4.2 inches per year.

Source: Hordes of grasshoppers descend upon Las Vegas, experts blame wet weather | Fox News

Hottest weather of season on tap for Northeast as record-challenging heat wave builds

As a heat wave expands over much of the eastern two-thirds of the nation, the northeastern United States will share in the summer swelter with record highs, the hottest weather so far in 2019, and AccuWeather RealFeel® Temperatures well above 100 F.

While temperatures may be briefly held back in areas that receive a thorough drenching as Barry moves through into Thursday, intense July sunshine, combined with a northward retreat of the jet stream will allow an impressive heat wave to build even for midsummer standards.

In the northern U.S., a heat wave is generally that which brings three or more days in a row with highs of 90 F.

“The combination of sunshine, temperature, humidity levels and other factors will push AccuWeather RealFeel® Temperatures well into the danger level past 105 degrees during the late morning and afternoon hours,” according to AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Brett Anderson.

Source: Hottest weather of season on tap for Northeast as record-challenging heat wave builds

Fernando Corbató, a Father of Your Computer (and Your Password), Dies at 93 – New York Times

 

Fernando Corbató at M.I.T.’s computer lab in an undated photo. His computer time-sharing system developed there paved the way for the personal computer.
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By Katie Hafner

Fernando Corbató, whose work on computer time-sharing in the 1960s helped pave the way for the personal computer, as well as the computer password, died on Friday at a nursing home in Newburyport, Mass. He was 93.

His wife, Emily Corbató, said the cause was complications of diabetes. At his death he was a professor emeritus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Dr. Corbató, who spent his entire career at M.I.T., oversaw a project in the early 1960s called the Compatible Time-Sharing System, or C.T.S.S., which allowed multiple users in different locations to access a single computer simultaneously through telephone lines.

At the time, computing was done in large batches, and users typically had to wait until the next day to get the results of a computation.

Source: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/12/science/fernando-corbato-dead.html

Why The US Has No High-Speed Rail – YouTube

 

China has the world’s fastest and largest high-speed rail network — more than 19,000 miles, the vast majority of which was built in the past decade. Japan’s bullet trains can reach nearly 200 miles per hour and date to the 1960s. They have moved more than 9 billion people without a single passenger causality. casualty France began service of the high-speed TGV train in 1981 and the rest of Europe quickly followed. But the U.S. has no true high-speed trains, aside from sections of Amtrak’s Acela line in the Northeast Corridor. The Acela can reach 150 mph for only 34 miles of its 457-mile span. Its average speed between New York and Boston is about 65 mph. California’s high-speed rail system is under construction, but whether it will ever get completed as intended is uncertain. Watch the video to see why the U.S. continues to fail with high-speed trains, and some companies that are trying to fix that. » Subscribe to CNBC: http://cnb.cx/SubscribeCNBC » Subscribe to CNBC TV: http://cnb.cx/SubscribeCNBCtelevision » Subscribe to CNBC Classic: http://cnb.cx/SubscribeCNBCclassic

‘You can’t leave to go anywhere’: Allentown residents react to nightclub shooting that left 10 wounded – lehighvalleylive.com

The shooting happened before 2 a.m. Thursday outside Deja Vu nightclub on Hamilton Street.

Ten people were injured in a shooting early Thursday outside a lounge in the eastern Pennsylvania city of Allentown, and police are looking for what they believe are several shooters, authorities said.
 
Several people — likely three — opened fire just before 2 a.m. outside the Déjà Vu nightclub, Lehigh County District Attorney James Martin and Allentown Police Chief Tony Alsleben said in a joint statement.
“This does not appear to be an indiscriminate shooting; it appears that at least one individual was a target,” the joint statement reads, without saying who the target was.

Source: ‘You can’t leave to go anywhere’: Allentown residents react to nightclub shooting that left 10 wounded – lehighvalleylive.com